Press Release
January 31, 2023

Goodwin Adds Technology and Life Sciences M&A Partner Jon Olsen in Southern California

Global law firm Goodwin today announced that Jon Olsen joined the firm’s Technology M&A practice as a partner in Southern California, working remotely in San Diego.

“Jon’s broad experience advising strategic acquirers and investors will be invaluable as we continue to serve the needs of public and private companies,” said Larry Chu, co-chair of Goodwin’s Technology M&A practice. “His skillset sits at the intersection of strategic M&A, venture and emerging growth for technology and life sciences companies, which will greatly benefit our team and the firm's global platform.”

Olsen represents sellers and acquirers in merger and acquisition transactions. He has significant experience in cross-border transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, minority investments and joint ventures in over 30 international jurisdictions ranging from Europe and the Middle East to South America and Asia. Olsen also represents corporate venture groups in their minority investments in both US and international emerging growth companies. 

Goodwin has been named the number one firm (by deal count) for global M&A by Refinitiv in its full-year 2022 league tables. Goodwin advised clients on 1,028 M&A transactions — 202 more deals than any other law firm.

Goodwin has a long-established presence in the technology and life sciences ecosystems and is a destination firm for M&A transactions globally. The firm provides sophisticated counsel to private and publicly-traded companies, private equity sponsors and venture capital investors, as well as for tender offers, proxy contests, corporate restructurings, divestitures, joint ventures, spinoffs, change in control, and other transactions.